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December 2017 Industry News


When a historic manor house in Shropshire, United Kingdom, was targeted by criminals, the security team decided to deploy a solution that would allow continuous surveillance of the property. The estate had no professional camera system, relying only on halogen lighting with passive infrared (PIR) detectors.

SMC, a design and installation firm, designed a state-of-the-art IP surveillance system, fully integrated with Raytec White-Light IP Illuminators, which were installed around the estate perimeter and around the house. IP addressability and connectivity ensures that the IP lighting can be automatically triggered by any network device to provide an instant, visual response to any incident in real time.

A bespoke integration with a Crestron Control System allows remote control over the lighting. OPTEX PIRs detect the first signs of an intruder and automatically trigger the Raytec network lighting to deter any potential intruders. Simultaneously the system sounds an internal alarm in the estate office and the manager's apartment.


BC Express Mart in Georgia deployed a 3xLOGIC video surveillance system to prevent crime and improve store operations.

Allied Universal, in partnership with Clery Center, created a series of video-based training tools for campus public safety personnel. They are available at

Avigilon Corporation will enhance security at TTI, Inc.'s new facility in Fort Worth, Texas, in partnership with national security provider Protection 1.

Four security manufacturers worked together to safeguard the 71st Annual Little League Baseball World Series: Axis Communications, Milestone Systems, Extreme Networks, and Lenel provided video surveillance systems, access control, and network connectivity.

JCC Maccabi, an Olympic-style competition and artistic showcase for Jewish teens, used a mobile app from BlueLine Grid so organizers could locate each other and communicate with more than 2,700 athletes and artists from five countries, as well as 4,140 host families and volunteers.

Boon Edam Inc. announced that the Domain Tower Building in Mexico City equipped its lobby with two Speedlane 300 optical turnstiles and a Winglock 900 access gate.

ByteGrid Holdings LLC announced an agreement with Re-Quest, Inc., to provide expertise supporting Re-Quest's delivery of Oracle hybrid cloud solutions for customers.

Cambridge Pixel is supplying its radar tracking and fusion software to ASV Global to enhance situational awareness on ASV's unmanned boats.

CNL Software entered a technology collaboration with Promise Technology to offer a solution for enterprise security applications.

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and DirectTrust are collaborating to promote the universal deployment of a health information exchange network as the common electronic interface for health information exchange.

Lighting specialist iluminar Inc. joined Ameristar Perimeter Security's Perimeter InSite partnership initiative.

Conformance Technologies announced that its InConRadar offering is in use by TriSource Solutions for uncovering potential violations requiring further investigation.

D-Link announced a partnership with Eagle Eye Networks so that D-Link customers can integrate Eagle Eye's video management software across D-Link IP surveillance cameras.

Dortronics Systems, Inc., appointed SpecPoint, Inc., as its manufacturer's representative in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

FreeWave Technologies low-power radios gather critical climate and atmospheric data for the Mount Washington Observatory.

The Gran Marquise hotel in Fortaleza, Brazil, is deploying 250 Vivotek network cameras that integrate with all other hotel devices and Genetec cloud-based video-surveillance-as-a-service.

Securitas UK partnered with GreenRoad to improve driver safety among its 11,000 employees.

In Malaysia, McDonald's Corporation installed a Hikvision IP CCTV system in each of its 300 branches.

Honeywell and Lear Corporation are collaborating to address threats associated with emerging connected and autonomous vehicle development.

Interop Technologies will enable four additional U.S. mobile operators to deploy Enhanced Wireless Emergency Alerts from the Interop Cloud: GCI in Alaska, MobileNation in Illinois, Nemont in North Dakota, and PTCI in Oklahoma.

Nuvias was appointed as a pan-EMEA distributor for Juniper Networks' full range of solutions.

A new life safety system based around Kentec's control panel technology is protecting a Barclays Bank installation in Johannesburg, South Africa.

LILIN Americas and GJD Manufacturing Limited announced a joint initiative to accelerate the adoption of IP-based perimeter and intrusion detection technologies throughout North America.

The University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity is partnering with Metova CyberCENTS to create the Florida Cyber Range.

Milton Security Group Inc. and Carbon Black formed a partnership to integrate Milton's virtual security operations center with Carbon Black's endpoint security platform.

Meiller Jewelers in Schwandorf, Germany, deployed MOBOTIX cameras in consultation with VALEO IT Neteye GmbH.

PSA will offer Fortium's cybersecurity solution to systems integrators.

Rivetz Corp. announced a partnership with Telefonica USA, allowing Rivetz to integrate Telefonica's cyberthreats detection and response service.

Robotic Assistance Devices entered into an agreement with Romeo Power to outfit the SMP Robotics S5 Security Guard Robot with Romeo's lithium-ion battery packs.

Sherlock announced a deal with Orange Business Services to bring global connectivity to its bicycle antitheft devices, allowing users to locate missing bikes regardless of location.

Suprema announced that the company's SFU-S20 fingerprint modules are integrated into the new BioRugged LCC Mobile Android terminal.

Sureview Systems partnered with Tyco Security Products to deploy Tyco's Sur-Gard (SG)-System 5 with the company's Immix platforms.

Tosibox Inc. formed a partnership with Altus Sistemas de Automação S/A to offer its security solutions in the Brazilian market.

Virdi International developed a total access control solution in collaboration with Avigilon that incorporates Virdi readers with Avigilon access software.

VITEC announced that its EZ TV IPTV and Digital Signage Platform is in use in San Antonio's Alamodome arena.

VuTeur and Vistacom, Inc., will collaborate on the delivery of unified, intelligent communications platforms for emergencies.

Xceed Group is partnering with First Performance to address debit and credit card fraud.

ZingBox will collaborate with VMware to deliver enhanced security to enterprise Internet of Things implementations.​​


Apcerto, Inc., was awarded a Cooperative Agreement by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate for research into mobile application security.

ARES Security and NorthSouth GIS deployed a joint situational awareness solution to the Port of San Diego.

Axon Public Safety Canada Inc. announced that the Medicine Hat Police Service will pilot Axon Body 2 body cameras, Axon Fleet in-car cameras, and

Boon Edam Inc. announced that Manhattan Regional Airport in Kansas is using Boon Edam security revolving doors to secure its passenger hold room.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection took delivery of Defibtech automated external defibrillators, which will be deployed to Conservation Camps that house nearly 4,300 inmates and wards.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection awarded Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a contract to provide an in-fill radar system and tower in Texas.

Milestone Systems implemented an integrated video surveillance solution for the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand.

NXP Semiconductors N.V. collaborated with the Taipei City Government to develop a smart ticketing solution for the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei.

The U.S. Marine Corps is acquiring 400 PacStar ruggedized communications modules to meet requirements for secure wireless connectivity through its Networking-on-the-Move program.

Linn County, Iowa, retained cybersecurity firm ProCircular to review its voter registration and election system.

Plurilock Security Solutions announced that the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command will deploy Plurilock's BioTracker continuous authentication cybersecurity software.

Raytec VARIO2 illuminators  are in use at Kruger National Park in South Africa to help WildEarth film animals at night.

SuperCom won a contract for the development, delivery, and maintenance of a central personalization system for electronic passports and national ID cards for Iceland.

TagMaster North America, Inc., installed an identification system at Martin Army Medical Center for high security parking garage access.

The Chattanooga Police Department in Tennessee reported that its CrimeEye video surveillance solution from Total Recall Corporation helped officers identify and arrest a suspect in a homicide case.

ViaSat Inc. delivered an end-to-end Link 16 communications system to the Royal Canadian Navy for its Halifax-class frigates, enabling interoperable communications with U.S., NATO, and other Allied forces.

The European Space Agency deployed the VITEC EZ TV IPTV Platform and real-time IPTV streaming appliances to upgrade capabilities for managing and disseminating mission imagery and full-motion video within the European Space Operations Centre.​


Bay Dynamics won the User Behavior Analytics Security Solution Provider of the Year award from CyberSecurity Breakthrough.

BrainChip Holdings Ltd. won a Security Today 2017 New Product of the Year Award in the Video Analytics category.

Brainshark, Inc., received ISO27001 and Cloud Security Alliance Security Trust and Assurance Registry certifications.

Dahua Technology USA received a Security Today 2017 New Product of the Year Award for its 4K HDCVI fisheye camera.

Frost & Sullivan recognized DigiCert with its 2017 North American Visionary Innovation Leadership Award for Internet of Things Security.

E2S Warning Signals achieved DNV approvals to the Marine Equipment Directive for its alarm horn sounders and combined audio-visual alarms with Xenon strobe beacons.

Exiger was named a leader in financial crimes consulting by ALM Intelligence.

FreeWave Technologies, Inc., received a Bronze in the 2017 Golden Bridge Awards for Energy Industry Innovations.

Johnson Controls announced that PowerSeries Neo with PowerG technology received Wireless Commercial Burglary Underwriters Laboratories of Canada certification.

Milestone Systems won a Security Today 2017 New Product of the Year Award for video management systems.

Nixu obtained the national Facility Security Clearance through a process initiated by the Finnish Defence Forces.

Oncam announced that its 360-degree Evolution Stainless Steel Camera earned certification from NSF International to Standard 169: Special Purpose Food Equipment and Devices. It is the first surveillance camera to carry the NSF mark.

Virtual StrongBox, Inc., earned two patents related to its consumer engagement platform. The patents recognize the unique way information is gathered and protected.

VuTeur won a Security Today 2017 New Product of the Year Award for its Emergency Response and Asset Protection Platform.

In a National Institute of Standards and Technology Face Recognition Vendor Test, Yitu Technology won first place in four categories.​


ADT completed the purchase of substantially all the assets and business of Protec, Inc.

ARKIVE Information Management acquired assets from Livingston Records Management Services in Columbus, Georgia.

ASTM International and U.S. National Institute of Justice are working to support standards and certification for law enforcement equipment.

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon announced a cross-carrier task force to solve mobile security challenges.

Beazley launched a new insurance policy that expands the protection available to firms that fall victim to social engineering.

Canada announced federal funding to the Islamic Foundation of Toronto under the Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program to support security enhancements, including security cameras, access control, and lighting. Canada also announced investment from the Community Resilience Fund to support Project SOMEONE (Social Media Education Every Day) to combat hate.

Disability charity CBM launched Humanitarian Hands-on Tool, a mobile app that will help ensure that disabled people can access lifesaving relief services during emergencies.

Nonprofit Compass 82 introduced easy-to-follow blueprints with tips for expediting flood insurance filing and simplifying major storm preparation.

EagleView Technologies mobilized a fleet of aircraft to capture detailed images of Hurricane Harvey damage to help evacuees assess the storm's impact on their homes.

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc., allocated a portion of its inventory to hurricane relief bundles with KENWOOD Viking portable radios, batteries, and chargers.

Facebook announced it's launching a new center called Crisis Response where crisis response tools will be accessible.

First Priority Global opened a new manufacturing facility in Flanders, New Jersey.

G4S relaunched the Adesta brand as a subsidiary of G4S Secure Integration. It will focus on end-to-end lifecycle telecommunication projects.

Forcepoint acquired RedOwl to create cybersecurity systems designed for current threats.

GoDaddy Inc. launched TrustedSite, a new website security certification, to enable small businesses to better protect online customers.

Honeywell donated about $2 million in personal protective equipment to support first responders and emergency personnel following Hurricane Harvey.

A consortium of companies—including Dole, Driscoll's, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, McLane Company, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever, and Walmart—will work with IBM to identify new areas where the global supply chain can benefit from blockchain.

Risk management firm iJET International, Inc., acquired the Prescient Traveler technology and intelligence solution from Prescient.

The IoT Cybersecurity Alliance released a white paper that covers the security vulnerabilities that IoT introduces, and how to prepare for them.

Charity Mission 500 gathered security industry companies, including COPS Monitoring and ALAS, to assemble 600 backpacks and supplies for needy children.

Qualys, Inc., purchased assets of Nevis Networks to accelerate its move into mitigation and response at endpoints.

RockDove Solutions is publishing a guide to help organizations assess their risk profiles at

Schneider Electric delivered 1,000 units of the company's Mobiya TS170 S LED lighting systems to the American Red Cross to support disaster recovery efforts in Texas.

Security Engineered Machinery is celebrating 50 years of protecting security interests via document and media sanitization technology.

STANLEY Security completed a fully integrated security system upgrade that benefits Believe In Tomorrow, a hospital housing program for families of children receiving treatment at Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, Maryland.